I have been steadily chugging along on Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet (or 21 Day Adventure cleanse). The first week had some ups and downs, but I making it through one day at a time. I was super psyched to find I lost 2 lbs when I weighed in on Saturday (although it may just be some post-vacation de-bloat).

I kicked off the 21 days with Kris Carr’s 3 Day Cleanse that she outlines in her book, Crazy Sexy Juice. I re-capped the cleanse here, so I won’t repeat another it all back, I pretty much stuck to the same format. Day 1 was relatively easy, but Day 2 and Day 3 were filled with fatigue and a increasing migraine headache. I struggled through workouts and my work day and simply wanted to hide from the world in bed.

I made it through though, and by Day 4, I felt much more energetic and thanks to a visit to my chiropractor, my migraine disappeared and I powered through the rest of my week.

This is what a day on the Crazy, Sexy Diet looks like:

I woke up around 4:30, drank some water with lemon + aloe juice. I made some peach detox tea, laid out one of my yoga blankets, plugged in my salt rock and settled in to meditate + journal + read.

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I had an appointment with my trainer at 6:00, so by 5:30, I was packing up my food and clothes for the day and heading out the door at 5:45.

I love early morning workouts! The gym is quiet and empty.

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My post-gym routine is pretty precise ensuring that I make it to work a little before 8:00. I finish working out at 7:00, and quickly shower and dress. I try to be in my car by 7:10.

I commute and exit the freeway at 7:40. I park at Starbucks and order a tea latte on my mobile and while it’s being prepared, I quickly apply some light make-up.

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I run to grab my drink and park at work at 7:55.

Once I get to work, I pour a scoop Vega’s protein powder into my tea latte and mix it in. I sip that while eating 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. It’s a strange breakfast, but easy to pack and re-fueling after a workout.

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Around 10:00, I start sipping on my favorite drink, a Trilogy kombucha.

I started getting pretty hangry around 11:30 and warmed up a can of Amy’s split pea soup. I added in 1 cup of lentils and 2 tablespoons of cashew cheese. This was the perfect, warming meal for a rainy day and was incredibly filling!

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I normally have a snack on my commute from work. I had brought a serving of almonds as a snack, but stayed pretty full from lunch that I did not need them.

On Thursdays, I teach yin yoga at 6:45 and try to take the Beginners yoga class at 5:30. I had a few errands to run this day, but surprisingly traffic was late and I had time on my side. I parked further than normal to run my errands, in order to get extra steps in and met my daily goal of 10,000 steps.

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I finished my errands and still arrived early enough at yoga to settle in before class, sip tea and start planning out my meals and grocery list for the coming week.

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At 5:30, I took the Beginners class, then taught my yin class.

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I finished teaching at 8:00 and was in no mood to cook. My husband came to take my class and we decided to eat dinner at our favorite sushi restaurant, Sushi Zutto.

I ordered hot lemon water and gulped down about 3 bowls of miso soup. My husband and I split some avocado rolls and fresh edamame.

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Thursdays are longer days since I teach in the evening. I did not get home till after 9:00, but my energy still felt sustainable. I still had enough motivation to pack my food for the next day and lay out my clothes to attend a 5:30 yoga class the next morning.

Overall, I feel much more energized after those first initial days. I am feeling more motivated and actually looking forward to working out. Meal prep is still my least favorite part about the cleanse, but necessary to stay on track.